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Alongside the weekly Senscot bulletin and The SENs weekly update this will provide information purely for cultural and creative social enterprises.  Please send me ( anything you wish to be included and I will do my best to accommodate.

Welcome to new members SWG3 and StarCatchers.

The next CCSEN meeting is on Thursday 21st November If you are interested in hosting this meeting please let me know.

This week I met with SEN co-ordinators from Edinburgh, West, East and Mid Lothian to discuss holding a Lothian’s Cultural Social Enterprise Meeting.  Bringing the national thematic to a local level.  I will be in touch soon with a date.

We are always looking for pictures from social enterprises across Scotland.  If you have any pictures you are happy for us to use please send them to me.

Best wishes,


The closing date for Category 3 of the Enterprise Ready Fund is 2nd December.  Read more.

Applications are now open to individuals and organisations who would like to be part of the 2014 Made in Scotland programme. Made in Scotland is a curated showcase promoting high quality music, theatre and dance to international promoters and audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The Insights and Ideas Café discussion centred around Article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child which states: Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities.  Hearing from a range of organisations delivering on Article 31 as well as Tam Baillie, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, there are strong links to the work being delivered by Cultural SEN members.  Concerns that the Article hasn’t been taken seriously or addressed in the past were discussed - alongside evidence of delivery, funding issues and youth involvement. 
See website for the podcast.
The Museums Galleries Scotland Conference focussed this year on sustainability.  Russell Willis Taylor, President & CEO, National Arts Strategies and José Gameiro, Director, Museum of Portimão proved particularly interesting. Read more.
Homecoming Scotland is helping to promote a programme of events taking place across the country in 2014. Event organisers are now being invited to get involved
Through the Homecoming Scotland 2014 Partner Programme.
A broad range of partners led by Creative Scotland Have come together to develop a Creative Learning Plan with a vision for a more creative Scotland. The document outlines plans to develop creativity through learning and to eradicate the false demarcation lines between the expressive arts and every other subject.  Are there opportunities for social enterprises in delivering this vision?

Members News

I visited Centrestage last month. Established in 2005, the aim of the organisation is to provide opportunity for participation in theatre related activities and projects, making a real difference to individuals and the community as a whole. See website.
   Man For A Day

Cultural and GSEN members, The Media Co-op, is delighted to announce the Scottish Premiere of a feature documentary ‘Man for a Day’ at the CCA, Glasgow on 27th October at 6pm and 8.30pm. The documentary has been co-produced by Media Co-op. See more.


The Annual Senscot Conference and Ceilidh is being held on 14th and 15th November at the Westerwood, Cumbernauld.  There are still some day delegate space left. See more information.
17th Edinburgh Independent and Radical Book Fair , (Word Power Books)
Organised by Word Power Books, this alternative book festival will feature talks, film screenings plus a huge array of books for sale. Runs from 23rd - 27th Oct.
Glasgow Women’s Library have a variety of events running. See more information.
Scotland’s alternative festival of ideas, culture and politics, (Changin Scotland)
This November Gerry Hassan and Jean Urquhart are at Newbattle Abbey College just south of Edinburgh for a weekend on how to do social change, activism and campaigning in a different way! 
Theatre nemo have been running events as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival.
See invitation.

The Gad Café takes part in Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival.  Bringing together young and old to perform on the same stage.

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